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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By henrycyao
Yeah I read that article before and I have driven...

Yeah I read that article before and I have driven on that road. You must pay attention and watch your cornering speed. She probably got herself in trouble considering the weather had been bone dry...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,511
Posted By henrycyao
How much did you pay for entire service including...

How much did you pay for entire service including parts?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-16-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By henrycyao
Will BMW Assist Go Away after 2016?

I read ATT will shut off its 2G network after December 31st, 2016. Does that mean BMW Assist will go away from our X5? I could have sworn I read it uses 2G Network from ATT. I don't really care for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-13-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By henrycyao
Wow, you really baby your x5. It's just a couple...

Wow, you really baby your x5. It's just a couple hundred miles due and you had it towed? The oil change interval is not really based on any reading. I have not seem any post that it deviate from just...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-13-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By henrycyao
Nope, traffic is part of NAV.

Nope, traffic is part of NAV.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 750
Posted By henrycyao
That is how I use the navigator on x5. It shows...

That is how I use the navigator on x5. It shows me what's ahead of a curve. For real navigation, I use my Garmin or iPhone.

Its limitations is that it uses old fm radio instead of hd radio for...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-11-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By henrycyao
You get a lot more choices in tire with 19". That...

You get a lot more choices in tire with 19". That is the only regret I have regarding the 18" vs. 19".
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By henrycyao
I forgot one important check. Once you start the...

I forgot one important check. Once you start the X5, measure the voltage again and make sure it is around 14V. If it is not, your alternator may be bad.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By henrycyao
11V is pretty low for battery. I am assuming you...

11V is pretty low for battery. I am assuming you are referring to 11.0V. What is more important is to measure the voltage when somebody pressed the start button for you. That usually tell if you have...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-09-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By henrycyao
Repair cost can run high in these models if you...

Repair cost can run high in these models if you get a big problem. You should ask yourself what is your tolerance for pain. Is $5k repair in one year a serious problem? When you get high mileage...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-07-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By henrycyao
Never, and I have 27k miles

Never, and I have 27k miles
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By henrycyao
I will email them tomorrow to inform them of the...

I will email them tomorrow to inform them of the issue. I completely forgot about it when I return the loaner.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By henrycyao
Nope, never owned a BMW until my X5. Neither am I...

Nope, never owned a BMW until my X5. Neither am I making things up. I do agree. I do admit I am a novice at Auto Start and Stop since I don't own one. That was just a loaner. It caught me by...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,781
Posted By henrycyao
A decade ago awd was not as common, people still...

A decade ago awd was not as common, people still buy cars and drive on the snow belt. Awd is not magic. If you do need it, you should get a snow tire along with it. There are lots of video on YouTube...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 11-02-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By henrycyao
I had similar experiences at a stop light. I...

I had similar experiences at a stop light. I pressed in the gas and the engine won't start. I had to restart the car to get things going. Thankfully this was just a loaner. I was really scared as...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-30-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By henrycyao
What you are basically allude to is that BMW has...

What you are basically allude to is that BMW has really bad durability. So to the original OP, yes this is a concern. The abuses you mentioned should only accelerate the aging. So effectively you are...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-29-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 755
Posted By henrycyao
Size is not the only difference between X3 and...

Size is not the only difference between X3 and X5.

X5 and X3 is really a different type of luxury and performance focus. It is more like a difference between 5 series and 3 series. 5 series tends...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 10-29-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By henrycyao
I doubt the loaners take them out to track. Under...

I doubt the loaners take them out to track. Under normal road condition, you won't damage that car that badly in 20k miles. More likely than not, this is just a crappy build quality. If I recall...
Forum: BMW Diesel Owners / Enthusiasts 10-29-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By henrycyao
Nope, not one bit bum out. Every time I press the...

Nope, not one bit bum out. Every time I press the accelerator and feel that torque. All is forgiven. Diesel is more expensive during Winter. It gets cheaper during summer time. I use summer fuel more...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-28-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,511
Posted By henrycyao
Automatic transmissions are old technology. There...

Automatic transmissions are old technology. There is really nothing more remarkable about BMW vs. other except for their refusal to give you a schedule for transmission oil change. If you look at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-24-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By henrycyao
This could be a safety issue if the control...

This could be a safety issue if the control mechanism got the heat coil failed and may results fire. My minivan had a recall on the heater coil because of risk of fire. Talk to dealer to make sure...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-23-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,511
Posted By henrycyao
I have a few stupid questions. A very long...

I have a few stupid questions.

A very long time ago I helped changed transmission oil on my dad old car. It was an automatic. The procedure was literally drop the pan and refill. I don't remember...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-22-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,301
Posted By henrycyao
Are minivan that bad? I own one and it's...

Are minivan that bad? I own one and it's practical. The only other 7 seater suv that is nice is probably the gl. Unless you really need the space on a daily basis, a smaller car makes more $ and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-18-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,511
Posted By henrycyao
Acura recommends 30 k or so interval. I am...

Acura recommends 30 k or so interval. I am surprised that they recommend more often. The Honda Accord v6 I had was know to have transmission problem for many drivers. I changed transmission fluid at...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 10-14-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By henrycyao
Get yourself a voltage meter. It has helped me a...

Get yourself a voltage meter. It has helped me a bunch of time debugging battery related issue. Measure the voltage when everything is in off state. It should be around more than 12V. 11V means it...
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